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Graveyards ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.2

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Graveyards Surf Guide

Graveyards in Taranaki is an exposed reef break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. There is no reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Graveyards Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
19.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Graveyards:

The best conditions reported for surf at Graveyards occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Graveyards (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Graveyards with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in August while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 68% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
26%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
68%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Graveyards Location Map

Interactive Graveyards surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Graveyards is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Graveyards is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 136 km (84 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Graveyards Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 16:56 Local Time
Sunday 11Mon
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
SW
1.1
WSW
Period (s) 14 14 13 14
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 5
N 5
NE 10
NE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross

Swell History at Graveyards

Surf stats for Graveyards, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Graveyards

Wind stats for Graveyards, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Graveyards. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Graveyards:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.